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Jake Webster extends Hull Kingston Rovers contract

Jake Webster
Webster has scored 20 tries in 60 Super League appearances for Hull KR

Injured Hull KR centre Jake Webster has signed a new two-year deal and has set his sights on helping the Robins challenge for major honours.

The deal confirms the 26-year-old New Zealander is an integral part of head coach Justin Morgan's long-term plans.

Webster said: "I have never settled for being second or third best. I want to be a winner."

He said he is determined to play again this season, despite being scheduled to have surgery this week on a hip injury.

As a result he is expected to be on the sidelines for at least 10 weeks.

Webster said: "I still think I can make the play-offs and the new contract has given me the incentive to make sure I do. I want to get the surgery out of the way and then go from there.

"My partner and I are really settled in Hull. The fans are brilliant and I couldn't be at a better club."

Jake's decision is a tremendous boost for the club. He's been terrific for us

Hull KR coach Justin Morgan

Webster started his first grade career at Melbourne Storm but joined Rovers in 2007 from Gold Coast Titans. Although born and raised in Australia, he has made eight appearances for New Zealand, scoring five tries.

Head coach Morgan said: "Jake's decision is a tremendous boost for the club. He's been terrific for us and I look forward to continue working with him for at least the next two years.

"He has already shown he is one of best centres in the game and I believe there is a lot more to come from him. He is injured at the moment but I'm sure he will come back stronger."



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